Rag Radio 2011-09-09 / Activist Carl Davidson on Mondragon & Workers' Cooperatives
Carl Davidson is a noted writer and political activist. He is co-chair of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, a national board member of Solidarity Economy Network, and a local Beaver County, PA member of Steelworkers Associates. He is the author of several books and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. In the 1960s, Davidson was a national leader of SDS and a writer and editor for the Guardian newsweekly. The Mondragon Corporation, a landmark experiment in workplace democracy, is a 50-year-old network of factories and agencies, involving close to 100,000 workers. It is centered in Spain’s Basque country, but now spans the globe. We also discuss the cooperative movement in the United States, as well as Carl's concept of 20th century socialism and how that differs from traditional socialism.
Host and Producer: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio is produced at the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project. Running time: 44:05.